Trim your high limbs and branches without ever leaving the ground. This Ryobi Electric Pole Saw features an adjustable shaft for an overall length of 9 ft. Designed with convenience in mind, the Ryobi Pole Saw features an instant-starting 6 Amp electric motor, and an automatic oiler system. This saw features an in-line motor for precise pruning, and the angled head provides ultimate control. All backed by a 3 year warranty, the Ryobi Electric Pole Saw is ready to make quick work of all your hard-to-reach pruning jobs.
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Ease of use
82%of customersrecommend this product81 of 99reviews
Good product - easy to assemble and use. The main issue is it is a bit heavy when extended -- but when the motor and chain are at the end of the pole -- what do you expect? The weight helps when cutting (down force) but once you cut through the branch the fall weight can be tough to handle. I work out regularly so not a major issue for me -- but for people without the upper body strength it could be an issue. Also - after the first cut the chain became a bit loose -- easy to adjust and expected as this is common with chain saws --just a heads up. On the positive side - I trimmed an area in an hour that would normally take me several -- and NEVER had to get onto a ladder.
First time I have ever owned a pole saw, let alone an electric one. I bought this saw based on the positive reviews and I am not disappointed. I have used it on three occasions so far, trimming high overhanging branches that border our driveway on both sides. I have not had issues like other reviewers have complained about. I have had to adjust the chain once. The saw cuts through 6" limbs with ease. It uses a little bit of chain oil but I expected that. It is light weight and I just keep it extended all the time and store it that way. Even if it dies tomorrow, it has already paid for itself versus hiring a company and paying them $75 an hour.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I tried to rent a gas powered pruner but they didn't have one. I bought this and an electric chainsaw for less than what I was going to pay to rent for the weekend. The first saw I bought lasted about an hour. I was working it harder than I should have. I took it back and was a little more gentle with the second one. I completed the job of cutting back a large oak tree. With some TLC this will cut well. I cut some 8" limbs. If you work it too hard It won't last. Keep the cuts square and keep it oiled and you shouldn't have any problems.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Light Weight
Found this electric pole saw tucked away near the gas cans away from the other yard tools. Easy to assemble and use. Cut several 4" and 6" branches off a Tamarind tree. Only negative found was the telescoping tube on my unit wouldn't collapse all the way because of some interference with the electrical cord inside the tube. But enough to fit in the bed of my short bed. The chain did loosen a bit after a few minutes use so check often and adjust. You need to buy chain oil for the saw. Also a 7/16" wrench to chain adjustment.
I bought this pole saw, used it twice, the chain adjuster broke, it is a $2 part, I can't seem to get the part to replace the broken one. Home Depot, doesn't have the part, tried several professional lawn shops, no luck at any of them, I called Ryobi and the part has been on order since May 2013. That was not a typo, 2013! I would say my chances of ever getting the part to repair my saw is slim to none! I do not recommend this product as it broke quite easily even though I kept it cleaned and oiled and used it properly. That being said, going from hand saw to electric was wonderful while it worked. I will look for another electric pole saw, a more reliable brand.
The item cuts through limbs easily and very well. However, it is very heavy ( I am in good shape and have worked out with weights my entire adult life ) to use when you need to reach up high to cut limbs. It is much lighter towards the end where you press the button to get it started but the other end where the saw is, and lifting it up to cut is very heavy. I had to stop several times while cutting limbs because it is very heavy. It is also very difficult to keep the button press and operate at the same time.
Pros: Cuts Well, Sturdy
Cons: Difficult to Use, Too Heavy, the weigh of it make it difficult to use.
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Review 7 for 6 Amp Pole Chainsaw
Not what I hoped
PostedApril 23, 2014
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
When I first purchased this saw it worked great! It went through branches easily and the chain stayed tight. However, after sitting for the winter it will not cut through anything without significant effort. Not only is the chain incredibly dull after limited use, but it also falls off within a few minutes. I have cleaned out the chain housing and retightened the chain screw, but it will not stay in place for more than a few minutes. More distressing is how dull the chain became after one day of use. I am going to try and sharpen it and see if that helps. If not, this has been a waste of money. It is easier to just use a manual saw.
Have borrowed a mixed gas unit last couple of years for the 1/2 to 1 hour I need to trim around house and shop . Rebuilt carb first time and last year totally replaced carb and fuel lines due to ethanol gas . Same issue this year even though gas had been drained . So looked around and found this at Home Depot . I am very familiar with saws , I own a Pro Stihl 441 magnum , and do lots of cutting . Although Electric , I was really Impressed with this saw , Everything from 1" to 6" Oak limbs , No Problem . 1) Make Sure Bolt for Chain is Tight before using . 2) if Chain starts to hang down a little , Stop and Tighten . Although the drive is similar to a regular chainsaw , If chain gets to loose , it jumps the bar and may damage the chain . ( I was able to use a grinder and fix the 3 drive links that got hammered ) . 3) IT IS ELECTRIC !!! Let the Weight of the saw cut . With the bar being at an angle , you can basically get the saw up there , rest it on limb , and pull trigger . 4) Use GOOD Extension Cord !!! I Use 12 gauge in either 50' or 100' length . Quickest way to burn up a electric motor is to long a cord and to small of gauge wire size . Example stringing Two ( 2 ) 14 gauge 100' cords together . Bad Idea . To much power loss through cord , thus motor overheats .
All in All , A great Product for that occasional use that I need it for .
Fred H. Jacksonville, OR.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Cuts Well, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
I moved to a house that sits on a lot with many trees. The previous person did not do much maintenance on the property. I purchased this thinking that it was "good enough"... not superb. I was mistaken! This product made short work of the tree limbs. In fact, I was able to get everything in reach trimmed down nicely and safely with this device. Very impressive! I only had one wish... and that is for it to be slightly longer.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
I purchased this saw to help me take down three large Live Oaks. It more than did the job. My neighbors' all can't believe how easy it is to use! I'm a 58 year old woman and this saw was the reason I saved big $$'s by removing the trees myself!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Light Weight
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Review 11 for 6 Amp Pole Chainsaw
from Portland, OR, USA
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Was looking for something that was lightweight and easy to use. The Ryobi was all that I could hope for.
The Ryobi was ready to use right after taking it out of the box and putting OIL in the chain oiler. Was nice having the auto oiler, unlike many of the prunner I looked at that had a manual oiler. I have a driveway that is over 1/3 of a mile long and have prune all the trees on the driveway with no problems. I did this with the Ryobi even with a bad back.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight
I'm not the kinda guy that takes care of my tools. I'm very abusive and use them in the way that everyone says not to. That said, after I screwed up the original chain on this saw, I went to home depot and bought another one. It uses the homelite 8in chain. Once I got the hang of adjusting the chain, this little bad boy was just as relentless as I was. I removed dead and live branches from 12 spruce trees and then used it to cut 3, 8-in trunks. Well as you might have guessed, the chain is rather dull now and needs downward pressure to cut anything but it did everything I wanted too without a hitch. Yes, I did use bar oil that needs to be bought separately except for the trunks when I saw sparks coming from the chain. It was the end of the day and I was too lazy to put some in. It did what it supposed to do and it doesn't owe me a dime. Surprisingly, it's still alive so I'm gonna get another chain and do some cleanup of stubs. Would not hesitate to buy another if I killed this one but it's still going.
I bought this because using my old extension trimmer manual saw was just too hard to do if the branches were more than 1" thick. This electric saw cuts easily - I have used it up to 4" thick. I bought a corded trimmer because I have extension cords to reach everywhere in my yard and because I've found that battery powered tools just don't have the power and the batteries are junk after a couple years. My only wish is that the tool were lighter. If the motor part were at the bottom of the pole instead of the top it would be a much easier to use design. It extends to 9 feet and I did wish for a couple more feet, but given the weight on the end it probably would have been hard to handle.
Easy straight forward assembly. First ten min. Everything worked great. Then the motor for the chain stripped completely out. No more chain movement just horrible noise. Thanks to Home Depot quick easy return. Bought a real chainsaw.
If you have a lot of horizontal branches to cut 6 ft to 8 ft off the ground and don't like ladders, this works great. It's too cumbersome and dangerous to use on a ladder to get higher branches, and doesn't retract all the way that it could because the internal cord jams the telescoping poles, limiting it's use for low branches. A better solution for high branches is a rope and chain manual tree saw. It's useful for branches you can't reach up to 25+ feet off the ground; requires more effort, but is much cheaper and versatile for occasional use. Another option is an electric pole saw that can be taken off the pole for cutting up the branch once it is on the ground. This pole saw doesn't work for that either.
It really cuts well - slicing through good size branches of 4-5" thickness with ease. My only issue is that the head of the tool - the chain saw - is heavier that the handle/trigger end, so it takes effort to keep it balanced. I broke my elbow 2x and had surgery on it 3x - so holding up the heavy end is a challenge. 'Normal' people should have no problem. They just need to be careful when it cuts all the way through the branch, and be prepared so the chain saw end doesn't suddenly fall toward the ground!
Saw is easy to use, but frequently comes off the track. Start with a wrench in your pocket because it runs just a few seconds before needing to be re-mounted. Bar length retainer device is insufficient to keep proper chain tension. Like the automatic oiling feature but would prefer that a starter bottle of oil come inside the package.